Eric Berger

Senior Counsel

Personal Profile

Mr. Berger has a national patent litigation practice specializing in the electrical and computer arts. Mr. Berger has litigated cases for plaintiffs and defendants in numerous district courts in California, Delaware, Florida, Nevada, New York, and Texas, as well as before the International Trade Commission. With extensive patent litigation experience, including presenting Markman hearing oral arguments, Mr. Berger has litigated cases involving numerous technologies, including IEEE 802.11 (WiFi), IEEE 802.15 (Bluetooth), IEEE 802.16 (WiMAX), field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), high level programming languages, data compression, deep sea drilling and blowout preventers, slot machine bonusing, vehicle telematics, and automated lip synchronization and facial animation. During his legal career, he has represented clients ranging from small technology startups to some of the world's largest and most well known multinational telecommunications and technology corporations.

Prior to joining Mishcon, Mr. Berger practiced out of the New York office of litigation boutique McKool Smith where he represented both plaintiffs and defendants in patent infringement actions including large scale multi-defendant litigations and a declaratory judgment action involving 18 wireless communication patents, for which he was the primary attorney representing the patent holder. Earlier in his career, Mr. Berger was an associate in the New York office of litigation firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan where he represented technology companies in intellectual property disputes including patent actions and a trade secret action in which he defended a major telecommunications company against a plaintiff that sought over $10 billion in damages.

Mr. Berger earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering with minors in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Illinois. He graduated cum laude with a J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law, where he was on the deans list, participated in intellectual property moot court, and was a research assistant for Professor Jay P. Kesan in the area of patent litigation. Before law school he worked for Compaq Computer Corporation's Alpha Development Group (formerly Digital Equipment Corporation) performing microprocessor design work. While in undergrad, Mr. Berger gained experience performing research in the Optical Physics and Engineering laboratory at the University of Illinois and in the acoustics laboratory at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Construction Engineering Research Laboratory.